Being accepted for who you are, flaws and all, makes you feel that it’s okay to make mistakes now and then. On the other hand, being constantly scrutinized by someone offering pronouncements about your self-worth makes you anxious and insecure. Humanistic psychologists put acceptance by others as the number one way to achieve self-acceptance. Following this approach, if you’re going to build harmonious relationships with others and achieve higher self-acceptance, you need to learn how to set up no-judgment zones. This doesn’t mean you go about life without evaluating what you do, but it does mean that you’ll be happier if you don’t judge yourself (or others) at every turn.
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